John Mayer Says He’s His Own Best Lover, Admits He Watched Katy Perry’s Livestream


John Mayer isn’t worried about playing it cool! The 40-year-old musician appeared on Monday night’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen where he freely opened up about his ex, Katy Perry.

Mayer even admitted that he watched part of the “Swish Swish” singer’s 96-hour livestream last summer.

“Yeah, I did. I think you’d have to watch all 96 hours to get the final verdict,” he said, when asked what he thought of it. “That’s her thing, man, to go big and bold. It’s definitely odd to watch your ex-girlfriend sleep.”

When Cohen commended him for being so honest about watching, Mayer added, “The way I see things now, I call it stand in the middle of the boat. If someone says, ‘I don’t watch that.’ It’s like, yes, you do.”

He also noted that he sent his ex a very early birthday text, saying, “I texted Katy ‘Happy Birthday,’ and it was four in the morning. It was a post-midnight-haven’t-gone-to-sleep-yet-it’s-technically-your-birthday send. How weird is it to be like, ‘Oh, I want to say Happy Birthday now, but I’m going to wait till tomorrow afternoon?' Text when you want to text, watch when you want to watch. Be human about it.”

He was later asked about who his best lover was after Perry had previously named him her best on WWHL.  

Mayer burst out laughing, before saying, “What’s the way out of this?”

He then pointed to his head and said, “Right here. So far, it’s on a little SD card, I’ve been creating it myself. I’ve been my best lover so far.”

But that doesn’t mean he’s not willing to flirt with some other chart topping females in the industry. In fact, back in September, Mayer had a flirty exchange with Nicki Minaj.

After he tweeted, “I spend an inordinate amount of time per day wondering if Nicki Minaj would like me or not,” she quickly replied, “Would my body be your wonderland?”

Mayer noted that they had not spoken since then, jokingly adding, “I think that portal between two people who follow each other that could be crossed by either side, should be respected. Two follows does not a DM relationship make. I think we’re both very responsible with the membrane that connects two people who follow each other on Twitter, not just puncturing it just to do it. If we need each other, I think we know we’re there.”

He also said of his original tweet, “At the time when I wrote it, No. 1, it’s completely authentic. No. 2 I forgot that I was a famous person and I would find out very quickly whether or not she would like me…She was really, really kind and funny to me, and I was like, ‘She wins. She wins that exchange.’”

For more on Perry’s post-relationship connection to Mayer, watch the clip below!  


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